Antiques Shop Decorating… is kind of like the surf… stuff flows in and then it flows out again…
Decorating an antiques shop is an on going endeavor. Antiques flow in and flow out kind of like the surf. Well really I tend to get a bunch of antiques cleaned and/or restored and moved into the shop at the same time. When a bunch of antiques get piled up in one place (kind of like driftwood on the shoreline) it’s time to move them about and display them correctly.
When something is sold and then there is an empty space, it seems like you have to move multiple pieces just to develop a new logical display. It’s kind of like dominoes lined-up and standing on edge – when you knock one domino over they all eventually fall over.
Last week our friend Lori and I “winterized the Shady Lawn Courtyard”. We took down the summer shade sails and moved the pieces (mostly wooden) inside that wouldn’t do well in the winter rain and snow. The majority of these items needed to be moved and added into our (indoor) architectural/garden room.
The “surf” that carried these items in, precipitated a reorganization of all of the displays in that room. So a whole bunch of items had to be moved aside and out of the room in order to clean and begin rebuilding the displays. The tide/surf that carried the new items in also carried the other items out.
I did a great job dusting, vacuuming, and cleaning the items and the room. I had a vision for moving items back in… to essentially the same places. But I thought that this would be a great opportunity for a fresh new look. Lori is really creative and really good at this sort of thing, so I turned her loose and then just helped her.
The transformation has been excellent and I think that you will really enjoy seeing it.
Next, some Christmas decorating will be in order… and Lori really loves decorating for Christmas – come and see the results…